“My mission is to help people connect with their
natural healing capacity.”
I began my career as a fine artist. “Learning to see” the art in painting and the art in life at the Barnes Foundation serendipitously led me to “teaching others to see” as a vision therapist and later as a natural vision educator. I was attracted to yoga because it reminded me of dance, which is a form of art, and also because yoga is a philosophy or “way of seeing”. For many years I explored the interconnections of art, yoga and vision to each other and to life. All along all I’ve wanted is harmony. That yearning led me to explore the healing arts and also to recognize the therapeutic value of my painting practice. I realized that all meaningful activity is therapeutic – which led me to the work of occupational therapy. Along the way I added color light therapies and Zero Balancing® to my toolbox.
After more than twenty years of helping people through vision, yoga and self-care practices, and almost ten years working as an occupational therapist, I suddenly became my own patient. In a period of three years I had experienced two bone fractures, daily nausea, dizziness, fatigue, eye strain, and burn out. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and gastritis. I was prescribed antacids which I did not want to become dependent on. An allergic reaction to omeprazole coincided with my true desire for healing naturally. Through a process of listening to my body, changing some perceptions and habits, I detoxed, lost weight, gained strength, lowered my cholesterol level and healed my gastritis.
With recent studies in integrative nutrition and health, along with my own self-healing, I’ve broadened my approach and deepened my understanding of the human capacity to heal. My heartfelt mission is to help others connect with their own healing capacity.
Sharon Hicks draws on a multi-specialty background and her own healing experiences to provide holistic care and coaching. She helps people address stress, habit patterns, perceptions, and lifestyle routines that impact vision, body, health and happiness. Sharon’s approach facilitates self-awareness and balance, supports, and empowers people to take steps toward reaching their own meaningful goals.
- Health is holistic harmony.
- Self-care is medicine.
- Self-awareness transforms.
- People heal from the inside out.
- Occupational Therapist
- Natural Vision Educator
- Therapeutic Yoga Instructor
- Color Light Worker
- Zero Balancing® Practitioner
- Integrative Nutrition and Health Coach
certification anticipated 3/2019
Sharon Hicks holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Tyler School of Art, 1982 and an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University, 2009. A former vision therapist who turned to holistic healing methods in 1998, Sharon has taught natural vision practices and yoga since 2001. Employed at Bryn Mawr Rehab in Wynnewood, she provides occupational therapy for people with neurological conditions and visual effects of concussion.
Sharon provides holistic specialized care and coaching in her studio at Norristown Arts Building and remotely by telecommunication.